「文化祭って準備してる時が一番楽しいよね」 (Bunkasai-tte Junbi-shiteru Toki ga Ichiban Tanoshii yo ne)
“Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part”

I’ve got to admit, as it stands now, I’m not too interested in Gentle Criminal or his schemes. I think he fits well with the tone of this slice-of-lifey arc, but the more time we spend with him, the more I find myself wishing the show’d just hurry past his parts and get back to the fun school festival stuff. He isn’t bad, and I think he’ll be fun once the festival starts proper, but in the meantime it’s all build up toward something with such low stakes, it’s like … more is less, right? Less Gentle Criminal please, until he does more than just talk.

I had a lot of fun with the formation of the band, though. Especially Bakugou killing it at the drums, and Jiro’s singing! She was damn good, and even sang with pretty good english too.

Perhaps best was Bakugou’s verbal face slam about their reasons for putting on this concert. It does feel self-serving, to put on a concert, i.e. an event where the students of 1-A will be front and center, rather than centering the people they’re supposedly doing it for. It’s still fine to do it! They should just do it because they want to put on a fun event, not as some attempt at pseudo-self-sacrifice. It just feels more honest this way, and less delusional.

As for Izuku’s training, I don’t want to say “duh,” but, uh. He probably should have realized that All Might wasn’t going 100% all the time! It’s a good development though, because it so smoothly fits in with what we know about One For All. Just more good worldbuilding from Horikoshi-sensei.

Next week, Eri-chan! She finally gets to have a fun day. So sweet ;_;

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4 Comments

    1. I’m prepared for this! It’s not that I don’t like Gentle, or expect good things. It’s like I said in the post; I just want to get to the thing with him, rather’n listen to him talk about the thing. Can’t wait to see this confrontation!

  1. I’m genuinely curious. Did Horikoshi-sensei take some psychology or social studies classes? It’s just that Bakugou’s scene, which was the most important scene in this episode, gave me that notion. If not, that is some attention to detail.

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